Today in entertainment history: Jan. 31

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 31

GRAMMY WINS: In 2010 Beyoncé won six Grammys. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on Hollywood headlines from years past.

1949: The first TV daytime soap opera, “These Are My Children,” was broadcast from the NBC station in Chicago.

1978: Saxophonist Greg Herbert of Blood, Sweat and Tears died of an accidental drug overdose in Amsterdam during the band’s European tour. He was 30.

1989: Playboy hit newsstands with nude photos of La Toya Jackson.

1993: Michael Jackson and 3,500 children performed during halftime at the Super Bowl. He sang a variety of his hits, including “Heal The World.” The game began with country star Garth Brooks singing the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Actress Marlee Matlin interpreted the song in sign language.

2005: Jury selection began in Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial. He was later acquitted.

2010: Beyonce’ won six Grammys, more than any other woman had won in a single night.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Carol Channing is 93. Actor Stuart Margolin (“The Rockford Files”) is 74. Actress Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”) is 73. Actor Glynn Turman (“The Wire,” ”A Different World”) is 68. Actor Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad” ”Wiseguy”) is 67. Singer Harry Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band is 63. Singer Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols is 58. Actor Anthony LaPaglia (luh-PA’-lee-uh) (“Without a Trace,” ”Murder One”) is 55. Actress Kelly Lynch is 55. Singer-guitarist Lloyd Cole is 53. Bassist Al Jaworski of Jesus Jones is 48. Actress Minnie Driver is 44. Actress Portia de Rossi (“Arrested Development,” ”Ally McBeal”) is 41. Actress Kerry Washington (“Ray” ”Scandal”) is 36. Singer Justin Timberlake is 33. Singer Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line is 27. Singer Marcus Mumford of Mumford And Sons is 28.

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